The Simpson County Detention Center welcomed Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development Derrick Ramsey, who spent the day of June 11 visiting with jail employees, industry leaders and city and county officials to comprehend the Second Chance Offender Rehabilitation and Educati…
The Franklin-Simpson County Farmers Market is hosting an inaugural Wine, Dine and Shine event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 22 at the Franklin-Simpson County Farmers Market Pavilion, 308 North Main Street.
The new Simpson County Historical Society building expansion is getting closer to completion with only a few finishing touches left on the interior.
The Franklin City Commission heard first reading of an ordinance adopting the city of Franklin's budget for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year at its meeting on Monday, June 10.
Stanford neuroscientist Jamil Zaki's new book, "The War for Kindness: Building empathy in a fractured world," makes a powerful case for kindness and empathy - not only because they make the world a better place, but because they help us, too. I sat down with Zaki to talk about why empathy is…
The kick off for the Goodnight Memorial Library Summer Reading Program was Thursday, June 6 at the library's location on Brown Road where 80 people have signed up to participate so far.
Franklin's rainfall during May was almost 3.6 inches below the area's average for the month, and was less than half of May's average rainfall.
A meet and greet with new Franklin-Simpson High School Principal Dr. Byron Darnall will be held Thursday, June 6 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the high school commons.
Simpson County's unemployment rate dropped seven tenths of one percent from March to April. It was Simpson County's first monthly drop in the unemployment rate since November 2018.
Former Simpson County Judge-Executive Jim Henderson has been appointed as the new executive director/CEO of The Kentucky Association of Counties.
Richard Holman and Brenda Wright accepted the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious and heroic service and the WWII Victory Medal on behalf of their father, Charles Raymond Holman (1915-1993), Friday, May 24, from a representative of U.S. Congressman James Comer's office, J…
After a thorough search and selection process, the Franklin-Simpson High School Site-Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Council has chosen Dr. Byron Darnall as the new principal of FSHS.
The term "UFO" automatically triggers derision in most quarters of polite society. One of Christopher Buckley's better satires, "Little Green Men," is premised on a George F. Will-type pundit thinking that he has been abducted by aliens, with amusing results. UFOs have historically been asso…
Simpson County Tourism Director Dan Ware confirmed that the Love in Bloom Festival: A Tribute to Johnny and June, which brought musical acts and themed activities to Franklin in 2018 is not happening this year.
The Simpson County grand jury has indicted two Franklin residents on a charge of complicity to murder in connection with the death of a Franklin man in August 2018.
Simpson Fiscal Court approved first reading of ordinances increasing the county occupational tax rate, placing the 911 service fee on water meters and adopting the county's Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget at its May 21 meeting.
The Franklin-Simpson EDGE Academy is offering an Aquabots Camp to students who have completed grades sixth, seventh and eighth from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10-13, 2019.
I have some important dog information to share with you, and I know it is 100 percent true, because my dog told it all to me. According to my dog, there is a problem between dogs and humans today, and the problem is this: humans have forgotten what a dog is.
Franklin-Simpson High School graduated the class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19, during the schools 75th commencement at Western Kentucky University.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Monday introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, a measure that they say is aimed at reducing teen use of e-cigarettes.
On July 1, after 16 years, Simpson County Schools will have a new superintendent as Dr. Jim Flynn moves on to become executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.